The Dead Arm Shiraz 2007 manages to balance focus and complexity superbly. It is aromatic, floral and there is a fascinating amount of intensity that draws you back.
The nose is very aromatic, floral and youthful. The lavender floral notes along with plum and blackberries, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and hint of five spice. The opulent palate is rich and dense with staggering concentration. Rhubarb and deep earth add to the complexity. The chewy tannins are abundant and balanced by the fruit power. Building through the palate the tannins provide for a long vibrant savoury and spicy finish.
" Deep colour; vivid hue fresh black fruits, licorice, toasty oak and sappy complexity are all evident on the bouquet; the palate is dark and chewy, but falls short of being ponderous, as the wine progresses at an even and stately pace across the palate; excellent execution indeed. 96/100 "
James Halliday, Wine Companion